historic preservation

15 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to South Gippsland Shire Council, Adem Somyurek, Martin Pakula, Danny O'Brien, Southern Rail Group

Supporting a Heritage Tourist Rail service for the South Gippsland.

Please sign this petition to show your support and get behind Southern Rail Group to bring a Heritage Tourist Railway to South Gippsland, to be run between Leongatha and Nyora, and possibly beyond in the future. Our voice's need to be heard that we don't want the Railway ripped up to turned into a sole Rail Trail, especially at the rate payers expense. Having a tourist rail will be fantastic for the local economy, by creating jobs and bring people out to visit our country towns and villages and all the local businesses in them. The rail line has so much history behind it and we can't let it be destroyed. The people in the local communities should have the right to say what they want, and a sole rail trail is not it. Why not have a trail running beside the railway so people can make the choice on what they would like to do. Maybe and train trip out and then and walk or bike ride back. I am a local to Leongatha and want to save this rail line not only now for a Heritage Tourist Rail Service, but also for the future by bring back a public commuter train service to this area which it deserves and needs. Here are some links to Facebook pages/groups that you may want to like and/or follow:  

Robyn Palles
725 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Andrew Parsons, Marie Sheriff, Michael Goldthorp, Karina Sunk, Jonathan Atchison, Amanda Stapledon, Gary Rowe, Kathryn Seirlis, Simon King

Restore Alarah Park

We need your help. Help us restore our slice of local history and turn it into a useful community space. Residents of Cranbourne West living in the Alarah Estate are missing out on a rare opportunity to conserve, restore and enjoy a remnant of Cranbourne’s quickly disappearing history. Alarah Estate was developed on the property of what was known as Hayton Park, a farm and homestead built in 1888.  The surviving homestead located between Ercildoune Court and City Vista Circuit is of local and aesthetic significance.  It is one of a small number of surviving late nineteenth century farmhouses and is significant as a superior and well-preserved example of a Victorian Italianate villa. The developer of Alarah estate, Wolfdene, originally advertised to restore the heritage house and grounds into a community facility. This would’ve been a requirement as part of the development of the estate. However over 5 years have passed and none of the proposed project has been undertaken. Instead Wolfdene was allowed to walk away from their obligations and hand the property back to Casey Council. Currently the homestead has been left as a dilapidated building. Unfortunately it is a magnet for vandalism and is falling further into disrepair. The surrounding grounds have beautiful established fruiting trees which could be the beginnings of a lovely community garden with adjoining childrens playground, instead they also have been left to their own devices on what is essentially a mini paddock. We want to see BOTH the heritage listed homestead and surrounding grounds turned into a valuable community asset. We call on Wolfdene to honour their original tendered development proposal and financially support the restoration of the homestead. We call on Casey Council to; hold Wolfdene accountable to their advertised and tendered proposals, to restore the homestead and turn it into a community facility, and landscape the grounds into a family friendly communal area. 

Jennifer Fitzsimmons
118 supporters